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The Motorists Insurance Group, Chairman, Former CEO
John is chairman of the board of The Motorists Insurance Group, which is an affiliated group of 12 property, casualty and life insurance entities doing business in 17 states with more than 4,000 independent insurance agents.
He joined Motorists in 1972 and progressed through a series of field marketing and home-office management positions. In 1995, he joined the Group’s senior executive team and was named president and chief operating officer in 2000, and was elected CEO and chairman of the board in 2001.
During John’s tenure as CEO, The Motorists Insurance Group more than doubled in size and now ranks among the top 25 mutual property and casualty insurance organisations in the U.S.
John has been actively involved in numerous civic and industry organisations. During his career he has served as chairman or president of the Ohio Insurance Institute, the Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, the Ohio Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, and the Association of Ohio Life Insurance Companies, and on the board of the Ohio Law Enforcement Foundation and the Central Ohio United Way. In September, he was elected 2013-2014 chairman of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC).
During his career John has been honoured to receive numerous awards, including: “Industry Person of the Year” and Presidential Citation from the Professional Insurance Agents of Ohio, the “Ohio Businessperson of the Year” by The Ohio State University professional business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi, and “The Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Griffith Insurance Education Foundation.
In 2011, Ohio Governor Kasich and Lt. Governor/Insurance Director Taylor asked John to serve as co-chairman of the Ohio Insurance Industry Resource Council. The primary purpose of the Council is to attract new talent and grow jobs, within the financial services industry across the state.
John also serves on the leadership committee of the President’s Cup International Golf Matches, which was held in central Ohio in October of 2013.
John is a graduate of Ohio Northern University and currently serves as chairman of the University Board of Trustees. He holds both the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), and the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) professional insurance designations.
He and his wife, Shirley, who were high school sweethearts, reside in Powell, Ohio and are the proud parents of two adult sons, daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren.
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